Hemp-Infused Honey with Apples and Lemon Zest

Cannabis patients, try this hemp-infused honey with apples and lemon zest when you want to take your meds with a light snack instead of a heavy meal.

What Does Apple Lemon and Honey Do For The Body?

The Apples

According to Ayurveda, honey is best consumed raw, unprocessed, and unheated.

It’s the apple’s natural cooling nature that suppresses the appetite. Here are some other benefits:

  • apple’s natural cooling qualities suppress the appetite
  • red apples are sweeter and more Pitta friendly
  • sour green apples are more cleansing for Kapha
  • cooked apples are best for Vata
  • the pectin in apples provides a soluble fiber that helps to regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levels

Lemons promote fluid secretions in the lungs and blood plasma. Here are some other benefits:

The Lemons

Lemons promote fluid secretions in the lungs and blood plasma. Here are some other benefits:

  • boosts fat metabolism/aids weight loss
  • encourages secretions in the stomach and digestive tract
  • improves taste and digestion while freshening the breath
  • softens stools as well, aiding regular elimination
  • nourishes deficient blood plasma and helps rebuild fluids
  •  increases the flow of bile, flushing the liver and gall bladder
  • loaded with vitamin C
  • can be balancing to all three doshas

The Honey

Not only does honey serve as an excellent sweetener, but it also lightens heavier foods and herbs and stimulates our digestive fire. Here are some other benefits:

For honey, it is recommended to use a teaspoon at a time, up to a tablespoon a day, for Kapha and Vata, and much less for pitta.
  • usually tolerated more so than other sweeteners
  • honey taken with warm water enhances bile production, supporting regular elimination
  • used as a carrier for heart-friendly herbs supporting absorption
  • promotes the health of the skin
  • soothes the respiratory tract
  • contains all 22 amino acids, 28 minerals, 11 enzymes, 14 fatty acids, and 11 carbohydrates
  • calming internally for Kapha and Vata
  • honey is drying, so Vata dosha should consume in moderation and choose liquid forms
  • should be avoided if Pitta is already imbalanced
    (smaller amounts are ok for Pitta when it is in balance)
  • When used topically, honey is good for all doshas

How To Make Apples with Lemon Zest & Honey


  • 1 whole raw apple
  • 1tsp – 1 tbsp raw organic hemp or cannabis-infused honey
    (This recipe calls for hemp flower, but it’s really all about your choice)
  • 1pinch lemon zest

*These measurements are only a suggested guide. Please customize any recipe to use more or less to suit your personal medicinal needs.

For Those Following Ayurveda: This snack can be pacifying for Kapha types and may also soothe an anxious Vata due to the CBD content if you are using hemp flower.

How To Prepare:

  1. Zest a lemon, (try rolling the lemon along the grater to peel off the ‘yellow layer’ known as the zest).
  2. Next core the apple and cut it into flat horizontal circles. (allows the sweetness of the apple to prevail instead of the more bitter skin).
  3. Arrange the apples on a plate, drizzle with honey and garnish with the lemon zest.

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